Behind the scenes videos from London's biggest theatre shows

Time Out's cameraman rummages around backstage with the stars of London's top West End plays and musicals

What does it take to keep a theatre production running for months, years and decades on end? A bit of love from Time Out's theatre critics certainly helps, but in reality it's the tireless work of make-up artists, costume-makers, production staff, directors and – of course – actors that really makes the difference between forgettable folly and West End legend.

Check out the videos below for a glimpse of what goes on backstage at London's biggest shows.